The contractor’s paretnership arm will build a mix of open market and affordable rent homes on the three sites


Cheshire West and Chester council has sold three parcels of land to Galliford Try’s partnerships operation which will build nearly 200 homes on the sites.

The contractor will build a mix of open market and affordable rent homes on the land, which it bought from the local authority. Financial details were not revealed.

Nearly a third of the 188 homes will be for affordable rent. Planning applications are expected to go into the council this summer.

The agreement will see 54 homes built on land at the former Acorns Primary School, Ellesmere Port, 52 homes constructed at Rivacre Business Centre, also at Ellesmere Port, and at Handley Hill, Winsford, 82 homes will be developed.

The homes earmarked for open market sale will be available to buy through Galliford Try Partnership’s housebuilding arm, Linden Homes, with the affordable rental properties available to let through the council.

The three-site developments follow other Galliford Try projects in Cheshire West and Chester including Watling Street, Northwich, where it is building 70 retirement apartments with Your Housing Group on the site of former town centre council offices.

The contractor recently completed construction of 141 new houses and apartments – 45 of them council homes – at Chase Park, Ellesmere Port, on the site of a former greyhound stadium, the first new-build council homes to be constructed in the borough for 40 years.

Councillor Richard Beacham said the deal was “really good news for people looking for high quality housing in Ellesmere Port and Winsford”.